Runners from Jamaica and over 30 other countries came out to participate in one of the Top 10 marathons in the world. Reggae Marathon 2013 in Negril was a blast, with over 1800 participants in the 10k, half-marathon and full marathon. The running started at 5:15 am on December 7 on a route lined with lit torches and to the sound of live drums courtesy of the Hot Steppa Drummers.
The Black Girls Run Team from the USA
Hurry! The start of the winter tourist season is almost here. Jamaican residents and those in the Diaspora can enjoy up to 50% off on hotels, transportation, attractions and more with the Experience Jamaica program. The Experience Jamaica program is an annual offers program of the Jamaica Tourist Board, applicable to Jamaican residents, members of the Diplomatic corps in Jamaica and non-residents who can present Jamaican identification. The program begins in April, spanning the summer holiday and culminates on December 15.
There’s still time to experience the incredible vacation values in Jamaica. Ask for the Experience Jamaica rate at the following partners. Looking to plan a ‘staycation’ after December 15? Many hotels and attractions offer local rates year roundIt’s time to explore Jamaica at great rates.
For more information, call 929-9000 or email email@example.com.
December 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Booking and Travel Deals, Deals and Promotions, Hotel Deals, Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, News & Updates, Ocho Rios, Portland, Special Feature, The South Coast, Travel Resources, Vacation Themes, What to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, Where to Visit | No comment
Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin has taken reggae music to the world stage as she competes for the top spot on NBC’s The Voice. Now as the competition comes down to the wire, lovers of Jamaican music around the world rally to send #TeamTessanne into the Top 4. Here’s how you can show support TONIGHT at Tweet and Watch parties online and in Jamaica and the USA.
This year Restaurant Week Jamaica was bigger and better, offering special discounts at over 75 participating restaurants across Jamaica. Brand new additions to the Restaurant Week list along with their annual favourites benefited from the one week only event, where eating out is in. Restaurant Week 2013 took place from November 8 to 16 in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay under the theme Raise a Fork, Lift the City. Here are the highlights from our Food Month travels, as we raised our forks in Kingston for Restaurant Week.
Outside of the bustling city of Kingston and south of the all-inclusive resort laden north coast lies the city of Mandeville. Located in the parish of Manchester on Jamaica’s south coast, Mandeville is the polar opposite of Jamaica’s more visited resort areas. Located more than 2000 feet above sea level, it is one of the coolest towns in the country, with a regular afternoon rain as reliable as a clock. The historically British town is also rich in bauxite, their red dirt characteristic of the area.
Mandeville’s food offerings are also rich, with a range of street side stops for authentic Jamaican food, and chic new eateries catering to the town’s affluent residents. This Food Month, we travelled to Mandeville to see what’s cooking.
The Island Potluck journey continues across Jamaica, uncovering the people, places and foods that make up the melting pot of Jamaica’s culture. On the last episode of Island Potluck Suzanne and Michelle visited Jack Sprat on Jamaica’s south coast. Located in Treasure Beach, Jack Sprat is a one of a kind restaurant, serving up uniquely flavoured pizzas with world class service in the laid-back fishing community of Treasure Beach.
On November 12, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) took over Times Square New York to launch Jamaica’s newest ad campaign, Jamaica- Get All Right. The 12-hour launch featured a giant 24 ft stress ball which was declared the world’s largest, live reggae performances by Jamaican artiste Gyptian and give-aways.
New Yorkers de-stressed by squeezing both a free miniature stress ball and the world’s largest, setting two records for the JTB in one day. See how the world record for the most persons squeezing a stress ball at once was made here.
November 14, 2013 at 4:39 pm | News & Updates | 1 comment
We’ve been exploring Jamaica bite by bite with Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau on our new YouTube series Island Potluck. From the cool slopes of the Blue Mountains to the off the beaten path eateries of the south coast, Island Potluck has been a mouthful of Jamaica’s culture. If you haven’t been watching with us, head over to our My Jamaica Youtube channel to catch up. It’s the perfect time to get up to speed on the series, as we’ll be giving away prizes for our faithful followers. Starting today, a question will be placed under the first five (5) videos of the series. To enter to win, subscribe to our My Jamaica YouTube channel and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the answers to those five questions. A winner with five correct answers will be selected and announced here and on our Facebook page. The contest will run for the month of November and the winner chosen by December 15.
Here’s your chance to win a Jamaica themed gift basket to make your own Island Potluck creations at home. Read our Contest Terms and Conditions below for more information.
November 14, 2013 at 9:21 am | JTB TV, Jamaican Food, Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, News & Updates, Ocho Rios, Off the Beaten Path, Portland, Special Feature, The South Coast, Travel Resources, Vacation Themes, What to Do, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, Where to Visit | No comment
As we celebrate Food Month this November, we’ll be sharing recipes for some of Jamaica’s most beloved foods and dishes. Now you can add your favourite Jamaican foods, or even those you have never tried, to your Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. Follow along with us this November to see how you can spice up your regular meals with our island flavour.